Adamawa state government has empowered 400 agricultural cooperative societies.
The government says this is a plan to improve food security.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said at the event where the empowerment program was unveiled that government had in 2023 empowered 5,000 in the realization of the importance of cooperative societies to the development of societies .
Represented by his deputy, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta, the governor said food insecurity breeds all forms of vices and criminality, hence the empowerment by government to foster sustainable development and prosperity in the agricultural sector.
He stressed that empowering 400 cooperative societies who are into dry season farming is a testament of the administration’s dedication to farmers.
He reaffirmed that the programme aligns with the vision for a robust, self sufficient and resilient agricultural sector as well as the 8-point agenda of the administration.
The commissioner for entrepreneurship development James Iliya had said dry season farming is a pillar of ensuring food security and income generation.
Mr James Iliya, Commissioner for Entrepreneurshop, said 400 agricultural cooperative societies totalling 4000 cooperative members are empowered with 645 items such as Urea, N.P.K, Sprayer, improved seeds, water pumps, herbicides, among others.
The president cooperative professionals Japhet Wakili who spoke on behalf of the benefitting societies thanked Governor Fintiri for the gesture.
By Hussaini Hammangabdo Yola